UMUKSF Individual Funding

We accept applications from individuals in full time education for funding of up to £1500 towards the cost of musical instruments/equipment.

For more information, full eligibility criteria and a link to the application form please click here.

UMUKSF School Funding

Schools can apply for funding towards the cost of musical resources. Please note, we do not fund staffing costs to cover teaching of the national curriculum or peripatetic music lessons and regrettably we cannot accept applications from Music Services.

For more information and a link to the application form click here.

UMUKSF Teacher Funding

School music teachers delivering the national curriculum can apply for funding towards one off music training courses (e.g CPD) up to £1500 (please note, we cannot fund university/conservatoire tuition fees/private tutors/Peri teachers).

For more information click here.

UMUKSF Bursary Colleges

The Foundation has bursaries at 11 colleges/organisations to support students with their tuition fees. Applications are handled by the colleges themselves and this is the only way students can receive support with tuition; we do not accept direct applications and regrettably we cannot offer support with tuition fees for any other establishments.

Please click here to see a list of colleges and their contact details.

Decca Bursary

The Decca Bursary is a restricted fund of the Universal Music UK Sound Foundation. Funding is available to eligible individuals towards music lesson costs, instrument/equipment hire and purchase and music courses within the classical genre. Schools may also apply for classical instrument purchase to support peripatetic lessons.

Please only apply for the Decca Bursary if you are looking for support in the classical genre and if you have any questions please email

For more information click here.